Monday, September 23, 2013

"The Siblings Perceptive Talk " at Full Gospel Assembly old klang

" The Sibling Perceptive Talk"
The Sibling Perceptive talks given to FGA Parents Support Group for Special Needs Children (PSG) by DIGNITY & SERVICE on Saturday, 21 September 2013 from 10 am till noon at Room 8, Level 4, Wisma FGA, Jln Kuchai Lama.

 End of session with Thank you by Ms. Kwai Siong

Ms.Ai May from FGA parents support group volunteering assist to sale the BWD breads and Cookies . She sold all 15 loaf of bread and 4 cookies packet. ThankS very MUch Ms.Ai May. 

New Gas Oven bought for BakeWithDignity project

D & S bought new Gas Oven with one deck two pans and complete with Work table with 2 tier under shelf .....BakeWithDignity project moving towards...for more orders from supporters.

1st day Trial Run In Progress One Two MObile Juice

1st Trial start Thursday on 12th September 2013 at University Malaya. One Two Juice Mobile Juice next visit is every Thursday (19.9.13) and every alternate Wednesday 18.9.13.

House Warming & First Session at Taman Mayang OPTIONS 2

We just had our house-warming and our first independent living session on the 12th September 2013. The members were invited to help cleaning some furniture and help with the cooking for the house warming dinner. They helped with cutting vegetables and stir fry some meehoon while their lovely parents brought some potluck fair later in the evening.

Fine Dining

Our lovely volunteer mom, Hin Yue conducts a fine dining session every month, where members learn how to cook some specialty food. In this session, they learned to cook roast beef, roast chicken, spinach with egg florentine (with bechamel sauce) and yummy roasted vegetables cooked in succulent roast chicken juice...

Practicing For Music Moves!

Here are our Options members practicing together with Gerald and Joe to perform at our upcoming musical fundraiser, Music Moves. Please do come and join us for this fantastic event, if you haven't got yourselves some tickets.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ukulele Session with Kelly Teh

Options 2 - Supported Living for Adults With Learning Disabilities

A few years ago, D&S had set up Options, a place where adults with learning disabilities can come together to experience LIFE as people with the same rights, worries, joys and hope like everyone else. With the help of our support staff, Options members learn everyday living skills, about relationships, skills which can help them to cope with job environments and most of all, to have a place they can call their own. Because Options was very successful, there was a need to set up Options 2 and the dream has been realized as now we have acquired a new place at 91, SS25/39 Taman Mayang PJ. We need your support in making this house a place for our new members to also experience life on their own terms and to prepare themselves for a future of their own. We do need your support in volunteering for us, fundraising like the KLCC High Tea Event in Oct and any financial support, donations of furniture and things we can use for the house is appreciated.

First group of Family from Options 2 and Volunteers have started cleaning last Saturday (17/08/2013). 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Annual Celebration & Fund Raising High Tea, Saturday 5th Oct 3 - 6pm Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

It is that time of the year again where we come together for  a little bit of music, food and drinks to celebrate and appreciate our Option members. Yes! We will be having our annual KLCC High Tea event  and this time it is called, "Music Moves" where our members will be showcasing some unusual musical talents involving percussion through home made instruments. Please find our flyers with the details and kindly support us by attending it and making the function even more wonderful by your presence.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Awesome Cakes n Bread to Buy

Bake With Dignity offers delectable cakes, cookies, bread and mousse. All baked with the finest ingredients by Options members who are under the aegis of Dignity and Services, an advocacy movement empowering persons with learning disabilities. Proceeds go to Options members as
a means for them to earn money.

To place your order(s), email or text Bakewithdignity at 0192420075. Pastries are baked fresh every Monday. Collect your orders on Mondays after 5pm at Options House No. 49, Pinggir Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kl.


1. Belgium chocolate cake (choc cake with Belgium choc topping) 

2. Red velvet cake with cream cheese topping

3. Pure vanilla butter cake

A retro delight to savour the sheer buttery taste as well as the pure vanilla flavour with the use of vanilla extract.

Alternately, this cake can go with the following toppings:

a. Swiss butter cream
Available in strawberry/raspberry /passion fruits and mango/lemon/pineapple flavour, using real fruits
This cream is light and low in sugar unlike the classic butter cream in which the amount of icing sugar is twice of the butter.

Butter cake with Swiss butter cream
b. Butter cake with caramel topping

4. Carrot walnut cake with cream cheese topping

5.Fudge brownies with walnuts
1 tray 8"x8"

6.The classic Pineapple Upside Down cake (8")

7. Lemon&Orange Cake with Swiss Butter Cream/Cream Cheese Topping

butter/chocolate/ginger/coffee RM1 per piece, with a minimum order of 40 pcs.

An additional cost of rm2 is charged for each of the clear square plastic containers used to pack and seal the cookies. Each box fits 20 pieces.


Multigrain bread with all the goodness of flaxseed, bran, molasses sugar and other fibres in a loaf  RM10

Bread pudding with a hint of cinnamon and raisins baked in a merry mixture of cream, milk and butter. A 8x8" tray

Chocolate Caramel Mousse (made with 100% Belgium chocolate)
As an 8" cake RM80
In clear plastic dessert cups with a minimum order of 8 cups RM80

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Let's Bake With Dignity


Dear Parents n friends,
Bake With Dignity is an initiative by D&S  for Options members to enhance their baking skills with the ultimate aim of them earning money.

Simply put,  they  learn and earn.

So parents and friends, do pass the word around that Bake with Dignity is ready to receive orders for cakes, cookies n bread.

Baking is on Mondays 10am-3pm. If there are orders, we bake for customers. Proceeds go to D&S n and after taking into account the costs of  ingredients and utilities,  members will be duly paid .

If there is no order,  we will still have lessons on baking. Option members just pay a nominal sum of rm20 per lesson to cover costs. To avoid logistical problem  with money collection, the amount is deducted from the total monthly sum earned by the respective participating Options members.

Regular practice helps  in understanding and mastering the processes.  As some may know, teaching baking just like other forms of mediated learning, requires breaking down the tasks. In some instances, it means simplifying the steps / methods with the goal of completing the tasks successfully and with understanding.

We already have had orders from a couple who owns a cafe through a parent.  Based on  their feedbacks via their regular customers at their eatery, they like our cakes. (See pic)

So we can expect  regular orders from them.

This project is also open to non Options  members (age 13 and above) whose parents/caregivers are looking for avenues for their charges to gain baking skills. A monthly fee of rm200 will be paid to D&S to cover costs of ingredients n utilities.

As there is only one facilitator for this project, the class is kept small.  Maximum no is 4, with 3 places for Options members and the remaining one for non-member. If the response from Options members is poor, then more places can be opened to non members.

Facilitator has certifications in kitchen management, baking and culinary cooking. Taylor's University sponsored the advanced baking course in support of people with learning disabilities to gain baking skills.

Bake With Dignity is very much a work-in-progress. So things may change as we move along. All depends on the number of orders we get and the response from parents. 

In the end, it is about creating opportunities  for persons with learning  disabilities  to gain skills and money.

So parents and friends who share this vision, do give your support.

The project moves and thrives  as long as there is support.